Tennessee’s about 3 minutes away from handing Indy their 2nd loss of the season — how long before Vince Young knocks off his 3rd Manning Brother? A Peyton TD pass to Ben Utecht that would’ve given the Colts a 20-17 lead with 3:32 left was nullified on a pass interference call.
(UPDATE : Titans 20, Colts 17. Rob Bironas kicked a 60 yard FG with 7 seconds left, just the 6th time in league history there’s been a successful kick of 60 yards or more.)
The Vikings learned that even when Devin Hester makes it clear he’s gonna return a punt, he’s not so easy to stop. Brad Johnson and Rex Grossman have combined to throw 7 interceptions today. Johnson has a TD pass, but one of ’em was to the
jew-hating multi-talented Ricky Manning.
Detroit’s nursing a 21-13, 4th quarter lead in New England, and the Pats’ Corey Dillion and Laurence Maroney have combined for 34 yards on the ground. Lions WR Mike Furrey is having a ridiculous afternoon (9 catches, 1 TD, 123 yards). Roy Williams says we have no idea how close Furrey has been to catching 10 TD’s.
(UPDATE : Patriots 28, Lions 21. Corey Dillion ran for his 2nd and 3rd touchdowns of the afternoon in the 4th quarter, the third of which was set up by a John Kitna fumble after being clobbered by Rosevelt Colvin on the Detroit 32 with 6:03 remaining. Kitna was picked off by Mike Vrabel with 1:51 left, the latter taking a knee to the back after coming down with the ball.)
Atlanta’s Michael Vick has been relatively effective, both with his right arm and his legs, as the Falcons are leading a must-win game against the Redskins. I’ll say this for the Dirty Birds’ Bird Flipper : he’s almost been as much fun to watch today as Vince Young.
Cleveland’s still hanging around with the Chiefs, trailing 28-21 with about 4 minutes left, despite Charlie Frye being knocked out and Trent Green’s monster day (4 TD passes, a pair of ’em to Tony Gonzalez). (UPDATE : Browns 28, Chiefs 28, 0:35 left. Cleveland backup QB Derek Anderson hooked up with TE Steve Heiden for a 3 yard TD pass, Phil Dawson’s PAT tied the game).
Today’s Niners/Saints highlights will be about as well received as a snuff film in the homes of most Texans fans (unless the snuff film is starring Charlie Casserly). New Orleans is leading 31-10, and Reggie Bush has tied a club record with 4 TD’s, three on the ground, another from a Drew Brees feed. Prior to his 2nd quarter 1 yard TD plunge, there was a carry in which about a half dozen SF defenders either failed to bring Bush down or just bounced off him. USC could’ve really used a guy like that.